Posted 26 November 2011 - 01:09 PM
I am new to the forum and am relying to introduce myself.
I dive in Florida,
Posted 27 November 2011 - 10:02 PM
After a long and loving relationship with my Oly 5050 and Oly PT-015 housing, I've taken the plunge and decided it is time to introduce my Nikon D90 to a few of the local critters. I'm starting from scratch with DSLRs underwater, but have jumped in with both feet and have ordered an Ike housing, 2x Ike DS-51 strobes, the 8" dome and the right port to match the 16-85mm lens that will be behind the dome.
I really enjoy topside DSLR photography, so I'm hoping to combine a couple of my passions. Wish me luck.
I'm off to Roatan (CoCo View) for a week, so I'll have lots of opportunity to practice with the new gear in shallow clear water. Hopefully one or two pictures are worthy of posting here. Fortunately there's a lot of similarity between using the 5050 on manual and a DSLR on manual (in terms of concepts and desired outcomes), so the photography learning curve isn't too steep. The new gear curve however, that's another story.
Posted 11 December 2011 - 11:35 AM
Quick introduction: I'm Bert Stephani from Belgium: father of 3, occasional diver and professional photographer (on land). For the last couple of months I have been experimenting a bit with the combination of two of my passions: water and photography. I hope to learn a lot and get to know some nice people here.
Posted 11 December 2011 - 02:54 PM
Been diving in aprox five years. Just upgraded my underwater gear from Fuji F10 to a canon 50D, but the housing is'nt dry yet.
Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:25 PM
I am a 54 yr old ranch foreman living in SW Washington state, and dive mainly in the Hood Canal and the Puget Sound with annual trips to Roatan and Vancouver Island. Been diving since 1972. Just got into taking pics 2 yrs ago. What a gas!!
Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:41 PM
Edited by dany3, 27 December 2011 - 10:41 PM.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:18 AM
I'm looking to start UW photography after diving for several years. Hopefully this is the start of a great new hobby!
Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:43 PM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 12:23 PM
Just got my diving certification and am eager to start taking pics. I've got pics on borrowed cameras from the Maldives, Mauritius, and Seychelles, and hopefully, will be adding more destinations to that list in the near future. Especially interested in wrecks!
Posted 07 January 2012 - 04:00 PM
I've been diving for about 2 years and am interested in UW photography as a beginner. I started out late 2010 with a P&S (no strobes, nothing!) and despite my really basic equipment (FUJI F50FD) managed to take a couple of pics and vids that I liked in terms of subject and style. Clearly, I have much to learn though and since I am diving again in March have changed to a Canon G9 (so I can take snaps in RAW) and will take a strobe. I'll post to another thread soon as I could really do with some advise of how to get the most most from my limited equipment and how to find good quality, 2nd hand gear - especially Ikelite housing for the G9 - which is proving difficult.
Anyways, love this forum and looking forward to contributing as well as getting some help
Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:34 PM
Looking forward to reading through these forums!
Posted 13 January 2012 - 04:41 AM
I am new to the forum but I have been taken underwater pictures for a couple of years with a canon G7 + nikon SB105. I recently switched to a sony a55 and have tones of questions about how to use it properly!
Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:00 AM
Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:16 AM
I'm Mike, an OWSI from Puget Sound, in Washington State. I've been shooting pics underwater for a couple years nows, purely on an amatuer level. I use a Canon G10 in a FIX housing, with Sea & Sea ys-90 strobes.
Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:34 AM
I am Zaide from Malaysia.
I love UW photography. I have been diving all over Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
Love this site ....
Posted 23 January 2012 - 12:43 AM
My name is Mark and I'm new to underwater photography. I currently have a Canon 7D with a Nauticam housing. Looking at cutting my teeth with some natural light photography first, before splashing out on strobes, arms, etc.
Hopefully I'll be able to contribute some useful posts as my experience grows.
Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:32 PM
Looking forward to gaining new tips and sharing whatever wisdom I pick up along the way, as well as my photos!
Here is one of my favorites, Moray Eel surrounded by purple hydrocoral on Farnsworth Banks, backside of Catalina.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 04:13 PM